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Prom 75 (part 2): Last Night of the Proms

Episode 2 of 2

The conclusion of the Last Night of the Proms celebrations, with traditional favourites plus music by Bernstein, Verdi, Arlsen, Monti, Rodgers, Bantock and Lloyd.

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy

The Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, The Building of The House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Anna Clyne: Masquerade (BBC commission: world premiere)
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Britten: The Building of the House
Bernstein: Candide - 'Make Our Garden Grow'
Massenet: Chérubin - 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!'
Handel: Xerxes - 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù'
Rossini: La donna del lago - 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!'

9:00pm Interval

Bernstein: Candide - overture
Verdi: Nabucco - 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Monti: Csárdás
Trad. arr. Chris Hazell: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Rodgers: Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone'
Bantock: The Sea Reivers
Lloyd: HMS Trinidad March
Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
Britten: National Anthem

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor).

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Sep 2013 21:20

Music Played

  • Harold Arlen

    Over the Rainbow

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia!

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
  • Granville Bantock

    The Sea Reivers

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco - "Va, pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - "Make our Garden Grow"

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Trad.

    Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Arranger: Chris Hazell.
  • George Lloyd

    HMS Trinidad March

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 in D major (Land of Hope and Glory)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Hubert Parry


    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The National Anthem

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel - "You'll never walk alone"

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
  • Vittorio Monti


    Performer: Nigel Kennedy.


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